Drug Addictions


Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs…


Harmful Promotion of Drug Abuse: Why Drug Them? Care for Them!

It is with great shock that we, as the Concerned Young People of SA read that the Cabinet and the Central Drug Authority (CDA) have agreed to use ‘harm reduction’ within its new National Drug Master Plan of 2013-2017. Even though the term ‘harm reduction’ looks well on paper and in theory…


Response O – Parkrand, Gauteng

I have seen the effects, I have dealt with learners under the influence. The once moderately quiet child is now aggressive, looks for trouble, causes trouble, gets into fights, attitude to teachers, refuses to follow instructions – the list is endless.


Medical Marijuana – An Agenda for Legal Drug Dealing?

While much has been said for and against the legalization of medical dagga in the media recently, what troubles CYPSA most is that pro-legalization argument seems to be originating predominantly with those who are not qualified to comment on the issue, or who are in fact promoting the legalization of dagga for recreational purposes primarily.


Can Marijuana Cure?

Around 5,500 children born in Britain in the past five years – or three babies a day – were addicted to heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from the mother’s womb, official statistics reveal.